I have always been impressed with how great engineers throughout history created or built upon design concepts in order to erect great structures.

Projects ranging from the first Roman- built arch to launching the space shuttle reflect huge strides in man’s ability to master his environment. I recently had an opportunity to take my family on a tour of the Hoover Dam. Built during the Great Depression, it is truly an engineering marvel. (It’s rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's seven modern civil engineering wonders.)

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